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A Short History of the Vietnam War

West Point History of Warfar, courtesy U.S. Military Academy

The following article, by Dr. Robert D. Wolff, P.E., F.SAME, TME Contributing Editor, is an extended summary of the Education & Training News column that appeared in the November-December 2016 edition of The Military Engineer, Vol. 108, No. 705.    Military education often involves looking back at prior wars for lessons learned and understanding the […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Pipe Truss Bridge at Da Nang”

In summer 2016, SAME published a special issue of The Military Engineer commemorating the service and contributions of military engineers in the Vietnam War. To accompany the publication, we are featuring on Bricks & Clicks a special series entitled TME Looks Back: Vietnam featuring past articles, photos, and other material that first appeared in the magazine during the 1960s and early 1970s.  […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Culvert Expedient in Vietnam”

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This week, TME Looks Back: Vietnam examines “Culvert Expedient in Vietnam” from the July-August 1965 issue of TME. Published under Military Engineering Field Notes, a section of the magazine dedicated to short, technical briefs from military engineers in the field, author Capt. Charles Ogren of the Corps of Engineers details the solution to improving drainage so that a key road […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “MCB-EIGHT in Vietnam”

This week, TME Looks Back: Vietnam heads to 1966 and a Da Nang camp site for an inside look at the work of Seabees with Mobile Construction Battalion 8. “MCB-EIGHT in Vietnam” by Lt. Roger G. Martin, CEC, USN, was published in the July-August 1966 issue of The Military Engineer .  The article appears below in mobile-friendly […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Military Construction in Vietnam”

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This TME Looks Back: Vietnam features a three-part article on “Military Construction in Vietnam,” incorporating a Navy Civil Engineer Corps perspective, a contractor’s view, as well as Army troop construction insights. The three-part article was published in the September-October 1966 issue of The Military Engineer .  The article appears below in mobile-friendly format. In the summer of 2016, […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Foxholes for Aircraft”

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This week in TME Looks Back: Vietnam, we feature the first Air Force Prime BEEF civil engineers to appear on the cover of The Military Engineer (November-December 1966) along with an accompanying Military Engineer Field Notes short article on “Foxholes for Aircraft” by Senior Master Sgt. Robert C. Bueker, USAF.  The article appears below in mobile-friendly […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Army Engineers in Vietnam” & “Operations at Cam Ranh Bay”

This week in TME Looks Back: Vietnam, we feature two articles from the January-February 1966 issue of The Military Engineer: “Army Engineers in Vietnam,” by Maj. Gen. T.J. Hayes III, USA; and ” Operations at Cam Ranh Bay” by Capt. Lindbergh Jones, USA. The articles appear below in mobile-friendly format. In the summer of 2016, […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Seabees in Combat”

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This week in TME Looks Back: Vietnam, we remember the heroism of sailors from Seabee Team 1104, who, while working on constructing an Army Special Forces camp 60-mi north of Saigon were attacked, along with 11 soldiers and 400 members of the Vietnamese Defense Force, by an estimated 1,500 to 2,000-men strong Viet Cong shortly before midnight. “Seabees […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Vietnamese Engineers and Civic Action”

This week in TME Looks Back: Vietnam, we feature a short article from the Military Engineer Field Notes section of the January-February 1966 issue of TME. “Vietnamese Engineers and Civic Action” was written by by Capt. Michael Mulkey, USA, of the Corps of Engineers. The article appears below in mobile-friendly format. In the summer of […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Engineers’ Role in Counterinsurgency”

This week in TME Looks Back: Vietnam, we return to the November-December 1963 issue of The Military Engineer for “Engineers’ Role in Counterinsurgency” by Col. L.L. Hasemen of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Col. Hasemen examines the importance of the military base and associated infrastructure to a successful insurgent movement and the key role that Army engineers […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Military Geography of Indochina”

This week in TME Looks Back: Vietnam, the subject is geography of Southeast Asia and why…”it is important that the American military engineer visualize and understand the conditions that exist in that region.” Authored by James Reynolds, then a civilian with the Department of Defense and previously an engineer officer with service in Vietnam, “Military Geography of […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Elephants and People Power”

In the summer of 2016, SAME will publish a special issue of The Military Engineer commemorating the service and contributions of military engineers in the Vietnam War. As part of the run-up to the publication, over the next several months we will be featuring on Bricks & Clicks a special series entitled TME Looks Back: Vietnam featuring past articles, photos, advertisements, covers, […]

Check Out the Latest TME!

The July-August issue of The Military Engineer features a range of articles showcasing how government and industry are executing projects in support of national security, mission-critical responsibilities and our servicemen and women. In addition, this issue of TME offers an inside look at several initiatives underway to adapt to and increase resilience from climate change […]

Check out the January-February Issue of TME!

The first TME issue of 2015 dives right into an issue that may be changing the way government agencies and private industry think about funding military and federal infrastructure, facility and energy needs: public-private partnerships. • A ranging interview with Joe Calcara, SES, Director of Programs for USACE South Pacific Division (and formerly Deputy Assistant Secretary […]

2014 TME Year in Review

This holiday season, SAME invites you to unwrap that new tablet you got and check out the inaugural TME Year in Review,  featuring some of the top articles and interviews that appeared in the pages of TME during 2014.  The TME Year in Review aims to bring increased attention to a number of timely topics that the magazine covered: from alternative […]

Get Published in TME!

Well before the calendar turns to 2015, The Military Engineer is accepting submissions for the 2015 issues of TME. In fact, the deadline for article proposals for the January-February issue is in October! Check out the 2015 TME Editorial Calendar for more details on upcoming topics planned for the year ahead. Share your projects and […]

Look Inside the Latest TME!

The September-October 2014 issue of The Military Engineer is now online. This issue of TME features a plethora of content covering two topics, that, as the government endures more austere budgets, and the nation faces increased storms and weather event, are exceedingly timely: Asset Management and Climate Change & Extreme Weather. Feature articles include: DOD’s new Sustainment […]

Building DC’s Metro: From the TME Archives

As the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority prepares to unveil the new Silver Line on Saturday, July 26, take a look back 40 years to the September-October 1974 issue of The Military Engineer for a detailed “Progress Report” on construction of the then-planned 98-mile Metro system. “Washington’s Metro: A Progress Report” was authored by Brig. […]

Engineers at Normandy: From the TME Archives

To honor the the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, take a look back at one of the many roles military engineers played in the operation that changed history. In the December 1944 issue of The Military Engineer (Vol. XXXVI, No. 230), Rear Adm. John J. Manning, CEC, USN, detailed the planning and construction of artificial harbors […]

Exclusively at TME Online: The Great Alaskan Earthquake

On March, 27 1964, the second largest earthquake in recorded history struck less than 100-mi from Anchorage. As the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaskan Earthquake nears, travel back  as two SAME members, Patrick M. Coullahan, P.E., PMP, F.SAME and Allan D. Lucht, P.E., M.SAME, recount the devastation of the 9.2 Magnitude quake. Exclusively at […]

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